Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people

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Remember how conservative drama queen Michelle Malkin was so outraged that the Frost family would dare speak up  for the insurance program SCHIP that she started spying and reporting on the interior furnishings of the family’s house. She quickly buried herself in yet another mountain of hypocrisy when she objected to the media spotlight on the then newest prop for the rabid Right, Sam Joe Wurzelbacher, who was exposed as an unlicensed plumber whose family was once on public assistance. Having seen President Obama’s public forum in New Hampshire and Eleven-year-old Julia Hall ask a friendly question, Malkin is outraged again. That might not be true, outrage might be a permanent state for Malkin. One headline reads, Little girl at Obama town hall has not-so-random political connections, By Michelle Malkin •  August 11, 2009 10:17 PM. The forum was indeed generally Democrat friendly. Those that wanted to attend per standard secret service procedure had to fill out an application that included address and social security number. Who’d thought that it would be mostly Democrats that wanted to attend. Malkin, never one to embrace the virtue of moderation goes on to lead another post with more shocking news, The illustrated guide to Obamacare human props, By Michelle Malkin  •  August 12, 2009 12:48 AM. Call it wild speculation, but Malkin seems to be implying that anyone that respects a President is a “prop”. So Malkin was a prop for eight years, when any criticism of Bush 43 was considered Bush Derangement Syndrome. It was just a few days ago when once again Sarah Palin was using her child as a prop to criticize President Obama. The post where Malkin “exposes” Palin seems to be missing from her blog,  but hey, look over here, people that either like President Obama or are at least polite enough not to snarl accusations are asking real questions and the president is answering them in a civil manner. Meghan McCain wonders what Malkin’s problem is in the way of being the guardian of all things truly Conservative ( Strangely enough Hot Air does have a tedious reply, but its not written by Malkin.)

Michigan tea smoker being ever so civil at a public forum
Michigan tea smoker being ever so civil at a public forum

If you read right-wing blogs for even a few days there is an extra ordinary amount of concern trolling ( they’re very worried about Democrats. For their own good of course). Then there is a lot of playing poor little victim of the media. Email: Rich Lowry Offered To Help White House Spin Firings

It looks like Rick Lowry of National Review offered the White House his services in doing some positive P.R. on behalf of Rove protege Tim Griffin, who the administration had sought to sought to muscle into the U.S. attorney job in Arkansas as a replacement for the fired Bud Cummins.

Rich Lowry is not a partisan friendly child in a public forum and the National Review is certainly as much the media as the Washington Post.

Orly Taitz, queen of the birthers, might be getting a raw deal from the media by not listening to everything she believes or maybe some of the media has done her a favor by not giving her time to babble, What Really Happens When You Demand the President Produce His Birth Certificate?

But Taitz wasn’t finished. She marched her troops straight over to the secretary of state’s office and did the exact same presentation all over again. Then she headed to the FBI to do it a third time. And the whole time, she never stopped talking:

Goldman Sachs runs the treasury.

Obama is a puppet.

There’s a cemetery somewhere in Arizona where they just dug 30,000 fresh graves, which wait now for the revolution.

Baxter International — a major Obama contributor — developed a vaccine for bird flu that actually kills people.

Google Congressman Alcee Hastings and House Bill 684 and you’ll see that they’re planning at least six civilian labor camps.

Google an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about train cars with shackles.

The communist dictator Hugo Chavez way back in 2004 purchased the Sequoia software that runs our voting machines and the mainstream media won’t report any of it — not even Fox because Saudi Arabia bought a percentage of Fox in 2007.

This is the stuff that the media never gives Taitz a chance to say because it’s so focused on the news hook of the “birther” issue. (And, believe me, this has been merely a tiny sample of what I saw on my road trip this spring.) But this is the stuff that reveals who she really is, and what this movement really is.  (emphasis mine)

Apparently two great things about being a winger is that the burden of proof is below low and pettiness is a virtue.

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Clutching at their diamond encrusted wallets and purses the Right is trying to draw an equivalence between the protests against Bush and Cheney’s for shocking and awing Iraq on false pretenses. Besides being proved right, that the invasion of Iraq was based on lies and a strategic mistake in fighting terrorism. the Right didn’t think speaking out against the invasion was covered by freedom of speech, Arrested Bush dissenters look to the courts

When school was canceled to accommodate a campaign visit by President Bush, the two 55-year-old teachers reckoned the time was ripe to voice their simmering discontent with the administration’s policies.

Christine Nelson showed up at the Cedar Rapids rally with a Kerry-Edwards button pinned on her T-shirt; Alice McCabe clutched a small, paper sign stating “No More War.” What could be more American, they thought, than mixing a little dissent with the bunting and buzz of a get-out-the-vote rally headlined by the president?

Their reward: a pair of handcuffs and a strip search at the county jail.

Authorities say they were arrested because they refused to obey reasonable security restrictions, but the women disagree: “Because I had a dissenting opinion, they did what they needed to do to get me out of the way,” said Nelson, who teaches history and government at one of this city’s middle schools.

“I tell my students all the time about how people came to this country for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, that those rights and others are sacred. And all along I’ve been thinking to myself, ‘not at least during this administration.'”

If the tea smokers want to wave their signs and ask questions that not only a good thing, we should all encourage them to be more engaged in government policies. Unfortunately, a sizable minority of tea smokers are not engaging in free speech, they’re actively trying to shout down and intimate others.